Friday, February 18, 2011

Miracles of the Dead?

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Faithful attending the beatification of Pope John Paul in Rome will be able to pray before his coffin, which will be exhumed for the event, the Vatican said on Friday.
...To be beatified, a dead person must be declared by the Church to have prompted a miracle. The Church says a 49-year-old French nun was miraculously cured of Parkinson's disease months after John Paul's death after she and fellow nuns prayed to him.

For John Paul to become a saint, the Church must declare that a second miracle occurred after the beatification ceremony.


  1. How can these people pray to dead bodies? If the Pope is supposed to be "god on earth," then why do they need to be lifted to sainthood? I find this whole thing disgusting. Only Jesus is worthy of all worship and glory, no human being, not even the poop.

  2. Useth thy Head! Jesus Himself stated that we are to "share" in his rein... that for those who were faithful in little things, that more would be given them... and that when a Mustard seed's [shell] dies, that the "germ of life" therein would become the largest of trees... you have to believe "everything" in scripture in order to be a Catholic, not just the things you like or understand.


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